Ridge Wetsuits specializes in premium made to measure surf wetsuits that are individually handcrafted using the best Yamamoto limestone based neoprene. 

our shop in Bidart or Amsterdam has samples of the suits and there we can easily take your order and measurements.

 
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Why a custom wetsuit?

We all come in different shapes and sizes, which means most of us don't fit a standard sized wetsuit. An ill-fitting wetsuit will lower your core body by either getting water flushing through the suit or accentuate the stress on the seams and material which will result in the loss of performance and durability. 
So if you want the best fit, maximum warmth and top performance then you need a custom fit wetsuit. Our custom made, hand-crafted and made to your measurements wetsuits, will insulate and protect you from cold water, wind and abrasion. 
That being said and if you prefer, we still offer standard sizes.

No compromise on manufacturing

All of our wetsuits are glued & blind stitched (GBS). The neoprene panels are double glued and butted together, then blind stitched. This technique uses a curved needle and does not penetrate through to the other side of the neoprene, meaning a complete, watertight seal.
Additionally, all seams are sealed on the inside with heated tape. This allows for added comfort and reinforces the water-tightness construction. It also reinforces joins and tension points on the inside of your wetsuits. Your Ridge Wetsuit is lighter, warmer and more comfortable. It dries out quickly and will be long lasting. After a quick measurement process, your wetsuits will be delivered to your door in 4 weeks.

 
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The cherry on the cake - Titanium Alpha,
The entire wetsuit is lined with a super thin titanium heat retaining film. It reflects your body heat and also keeps out the cold. Your thermal heat is reflected back to you increasing heat retention by an amazing 40%.
— a guy who knows a lot about wetsuits

sustainability

We are conscious and committed to limit our impact on the world around us. That is why we only use Yamamoto limestone based neoprene (not polluting petroleum one). Yamamoto mines limestone locally, uses electricity from surrounding hydroelectric power stations and recycles the heat generated producing neoprene to warm local eel farms and grow orchid. 
On our end, we make sure all our products are manufactured in the UK to the highest quality and ethical standard avoiding cheap labor and environmental pollution. This result in products we can be proud of and you can enjoy for years to come. 

The Ridge people thrive on a no compromise approach to material, craftsmanship and customer service. We believe in creating a long lasting, quality products, one at the time. Your Ridge Wetsuit is made just for you by the best artisans in the business, so that you will stay warm and achieve optimal performance, session after session, for years to come. 



 

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No compromise on manufacturing,

All our wetsuits are glued & blind stitched (GBS). The neoprene panels are double glued and butted together, then blind stitched. This technique uses a curved needle and does not penetrate through to the other side of the neoprene, meaning a complete, watertight seal. Additionally, all seams are sealed on the inside with heated tape. This allows for added comfort and reinforces the water-tightness construction. It also reinforces joins and tension points on the inside of your
wetsuits. Your Ridge Wetsuit is lighter, warmer and more comfortable. It dries out quickly and will be long lasting.

Yamamoto Neoprene,

Ridge Wetsuits uses the best Yamamoto neoprene from Japan. This material is derived from Limestone containing up to 99.7% calcium carbonate, not petrochemicals. Yamamoto neoprene uses nitrogen infused closed cells that are packed together at an extremely high density. Each individual cell is filled with nitrogen gas to prevent water penetration and increase heat retention. The nitrogen closed cell content is over 94% which is 30% higher than most petroleum based materials. With virtually no water absorption the weight of this rubber remains nearly identical whether wet or dry , ensuring greater warmth despite being 1mm thinner than the competition.
Yamamoto's rubber is both soft and has elastic memory which means our wetsuits mold to your body shape and doesn't get loose over time. It has an elongation of 480-580%. Because of this micro-cell structure, limestone neoprene provides several serious distinct advantages to the functionality of wetsuits compared to the traditional oil-based neoprene:
It is more impermeable - It is lighter in weight - It is warmer - It is more durable - It is super stretchy

 

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